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Citrus Leaves


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In This Issue
Dr. Childers' Reception............1
Lewandowski's Head to OH-IO. 1

Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening
Resources .............................. ... 2
Extension Award to Muraro....... 2
Lewandowi Covers, Syvertsen in
Spain, Bouffard Recognized, CREC
Hosts Tour................................ 2
Special Feature
Meet CREC's Postdocs, Visiting
and Other Ph.D. Scientists ......3-6
News Around CREC:
Good Deeds, Family News,
Welcome and Farewell .............7.

Calendar...................................8.


Congratulations to Professor Ron
Muraro, recipient of the 2005
Florida Association of County
Agricultural Agents Outstanding
Specialist Award (pI.-. 2).

Next issue...
Eileen Albright's farewell party
Monica and Dennis' farewell party
56th Annual Citrus Processors and
Subtropical Telihini lh *-, Conference
More!
Citrus Leaves
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
Lewandowski; E-mail mmlew@
crec.ifas.ufl.edu; Ext. 1233.
Writer, Meredith Jean Morton.
Photography/graphics, Gretchen
Baut; Production/Distribution:
Word Processing, Barbara
Thompson, Supervisor; Kathy
Snyder, Karla Flynn and Linda
Murphy; Customer Service, Kathy
Witherington and Nancy Burke.


-1w crec. i as. IVEITY OF


', I DIVERSITY OF
- FLORIDA
IFAS


Dr. Harold W. Browning, Center Director
UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2299
Tel. (863) 956-1151
Fax (863) 956-4631


October 2005


All CREC Faculty and Staff
are cordially invited
to a luncheon honoring

Dr. Carl C. Childers
UF/IFAS Professor of
Entomology-

Friday, November 4
UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center
Ben Hitl Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall

Please respond by Oct. 28
Lunch, $10 (( C. i. < payable to CRE Foundation)
Reservations and payment at the CREC Switchboard

In honor of Dr. Carl Childers' 28 years of service to
the University of Florida/IFAS, the citrus industry,
and the fields of entomology and acarology, we are
accepting gift contributions towards a digital camera.
Gift contributions and lunch reservations and payment
may be taken to the CREC Switchboard. Checks
should be made payable to the CRE Foundation.

Lewandowski's Moving j
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Sr. Carl. C. Childers,
University of Florida
Professor of Entomology,
retired on Sept. 30, 2005, after
a 28-year career at CREC. He
will be honored at a retirement
luncheon at CREC on Nov. 4.
Dr. Childers' program
focused on arthropod pests
of agriculture, including the
citrus rust mite complex,
spider mite control, integrated mite
control on Florida citrus, and the
negative impacts of certain pesticides
on both pest and beneficial mites.
Dr. Childers was often called
upon by the citrus industry and the
international scientific community
for his expertise on citrus pests. He
gave numerous presentations to citrus
growers at workshops, seminars,
trade shows and production manager
meetings. For the past ten years,
he was an invited lecturer at the
Acarology Summer Program at The
see Dr Childers, p.6

SFacilities, and
many others were


Uv u II.o involved. We loved
Dennis Heads to and appreciated
The Ohio State University every little detail.
Someone remarked
D ennis and I were very surprised at our "that CREC farewell
farewell reception on Oct. 21. We were receptions are really
told to be there, but beyond that, we knew 'worth ;iiilili.
little about what was planned. The planning referring to the
committee many, many people certainly .. entertaining life
displayed a lot of talent, creativity and humor. I stories that are put
The work was done in great secrecy, so I'm onto video. After a TV show, you'll see
afraid I would leave a lot of people out if I a host of credits roll by the screen dozens
started listing credits, but I'm going to let the of people involved in putting together the
Word Processing Department, who will continue show. Here, all of that is done mainly by
to publish "Citrus Leaves," include well- one person ... Gretchen. We were deeply
deserved mention of all people involved in the touched, as well as amused! Thanks also go
next issue. However, I know that the customer to her cousin, who narrated the video (we
service/photolab/av/shipping/cusotodial/word were all wondering who that voice was).
processing/Dr. Dawson and lab/Dr. Browning The party theme included decorations
and Shelby/business office/library and web, see Dennis and Monica, p. 6






--LI7--
Hurricane Wilma and weather conditions ha,
been ideal for spreading citrus canker. New fini
of citrus greening, another devastating bacteria
disease, also continue to surface in Florid
A training video to learn how to identify citn
canker symptoms is available from Dr. Timm(
Photos of citrus canker symptoms and a key
identifying symptomsareavailableonourwebsit

Extension Award to Muraro
Ron Muraro,
Professor of
Economics at CREC,
received the Florida
Association of
County Agricultural
Agents Outstanding
Specialist Award at
their annual meeting
Sept. 13 in Sarasota.
Muraro, who was
nominated by UF/
IFAS citrus Extension agents, received
the award for outstanding service to
Extension and the citrus industry. Muraro
provides economic data and analyses for
citrus production, harvesting, packing,
and related areas in Florida. He provides
annual regional reports for budgeting
costs and returns for citrus production, as
well as resources for risk management
and reset analysis. He provides economic
information on citrus canker, tristeza and
other factors can affect citrus production.
He has also been involved in economic
studies on the impact of Florida's citrus
industry to the state's economy as well as
comparative analyses of Florida production
with other citrus-producing countries.

Cover shots
Photographs from two
recent publications
from Dr. Dennis *
Lewandowski's lab
were featured on
covers of Virology:

Elisabeth Knapp,
Gregory M. Danyluk, Diann Achor
and Dennis J. Lewandowski. 2005. A
bipartite Tobacco mosaic virus-defective
RNA (dRNA) system to study the role of
the N-terminal methyl transferase domain
in cell-to-cell movement of dRNAs.
Virology Vol 341:1; pp. 47-58.

Dennis J. Lewandowski and Scott
Adkins. 2005. The tubule-forming NSm


ve Know and follow Citrus Canker
ds Decontamination procedures. If
al you suspect citrus canker...
a. Tag the tree or location.
us DO NOT COLLECT SAMPLE.
er.
to DO NOT TRANSPORT A
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protein from Tomato spotted wilt virus
complements cell-to-cell and long-
distance movement of Tobacco mosaic
virus hybrids. Virology, in press.

In Spain
Dr. Jim Syvertsen
is currently in
Murcia, Spain on
an international
fellowship from the
Foundation Seneca,
to support a two-
month research
visit to study plant
processes associated with salinity in
citrus rootstocks. The project is in
conjunction with Dr. F. Paco Garcia
Sanchez (he and his wife, Eva Ros
Ruiz, formerly worked at CREC) and is
entitled, "Na and Cl uptake and transport
in salinized citrus rootstocks seedlings
grown at contrasting humidities."

K evin Bouffard, business writer
with The ;
Ledger, was recently
recognized by the Ag U __
Institute of Florida -
for "Balanced
Media Coverage" of
agricultural issues.
He was presented
with the award at
their annual meeting
on Oct. 5 in Orlando. The Ag Institute
of Florida includes communications
and public relations professionals from
agricultural associations and institutions
in Florida; Dr. Monica Lewandowski
served as a board member.

CREC Hosts Tour
CREC hosted over 50 visitors from
the International Symposium on the
B, in .-iini'*-*, of Temperate Fruit
Crops and Tropical Fruit Species, held
in Daytona Beach Oct. 10-14. Dr. Jude
Grosser from CREC was involved in
the organization and planning. The


CITRUS CANKER
Photos of citrus canker symptoms
and similar diseases, handouts, key to
identifying citrus canker
www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu click on the
Citrus Canker Resources link on the
right side
Citrus canker decontam/disinfection
guidelines" UF/IFAS Citrus Pest
Management Guide:
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CG040


CITRUS GREENING
A selection of Citrus Greening Resources
and photos are on the CREC website
Other resources: FDACS/DPI Citrus
Greening Information
www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/
citrusgreening.html
visitors had the opportunity to tour CREC
Plant Improvement labs (Dr. Grosser, Dr.
Castle, Dr. Gmitter and the Citrus Core
Transformation Facility labs), Dr. Chung's lab,
and the Pilot Plant (Dr. Jose Reyes, Dr. Rende
Goodrich, Dr. Ed Etxeberria), and sampled
citrus candies and jellies from Davidson's
of Dundee and citrus punch, made by Karla
Flynn and Kathy Witherington. The group
also viewed demos of Dr. Albrigo's computer
flowering system, visited Marcia Alden in
the library and viewed publications displays
(set up by Christen Taylor) in the library.
Special thanks to Word Processing (Barbara
Thompson, Linda Murphy, Kathy Snyder
and Karla Flynn), Gretchen Baut and Sandy
Hatch, tour guides Christen Taylor and Perry
Love, Nancy Burke and Kathy Witherington.







Symposium Features CREC
Post-does, Visiting and Other Ph.D.
Scientists

AL.hN~1.I A .


Nearly all of CREC's postdoctoral scientists and other Ph.D.
scientists participated in CREC's "Posters and Pastries" research
symposium on Sept. 16. On the following pages are biographical
profiles of the participants along with several photos from the
symposium. Special thanks to those involved in the event:
Dr. Ron Brlansky, Gretchen Baut, Sandy Hatch, Dr. Monica
Lewandowski, Barbara Thompson, Karla Flynn, Kathy Snyder,
Linda Murphy, Shelby Graham, Kathy Witherington, Jane
Wilson, Perry Love, Nancy Burke. Photos by Gretchen Baut.
Dr. Mohammad Afunian
Research area/expertise: Molecular biology and plant p.iIli h,- ..
diagnosis of plant pathogenic bacteria, developing transgenic
plants for disease resistance and plant
disease resistance genes
Current research: Characterization of
unknown ornamental plant viruses (with
Dr. Dennis J. Lewandowski). 1A
Education: Ph.D. University of Guelph,
Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Esfahan, Iran

Dr. Fernando Alferez
Research area/expertise: Physiology of citrus fruit maturation.


Postharvest of citrus fruit. Citrus fruit peel
disorders. Physiology and molecular biology
of fruit abscission.
Current research: Study of factors affecting
Postharvest peel pitting of citrus fruit at
non-chilling temperatures and study of signal
transduction pathways leading to mature citrus
fruit abscission (with Dr. Jackie Burns).
Education: Ph.D. Biology, University of


Valencia, Spain. Hometown: Valencia, Spain (EU)

Dr. Govindarajulu Ananthakrishnan
Research area/expertise: Horticulture/genetic
transformation and somatic hybridization
Current research: Genetic engineering of
resistance to Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) ;
in citrus through Agrobacterium and PEG-
protoplast mediated genetic transformation
(with Dr. Jude Grosser). e--
Education: Ph.D. Bharathidasan University,
Trichy, TN, India. Hometown: Trichy, TN, India


,Yo


Dr. Wije M. Bandaranayake
Research area/expertise: Soil science/soil
management for a sustainable environment
Current research: Evaluation of different
soil water sensors for efficient irrigation
scheduling (with Dr. Larry Parsons).
Education: Ph.D. Soil Science/Soil Physics,
Colorado State University; M.S. Agronomy/
Irrigation Colorado State University; B.S.
Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri
Lanka
Hometown: Kandy, Sri Lanka


Dr. Ganesh C. Bora
Research area/expertise: Precision
agriculture, variable rate technology, sensors,
reliability engineering
Current research: Evaluation of commercial
sensors for variable rate spreaders,
improving citrus tree sensing techniques,
variable rate granular fertilization in citrus
groves (with Dr. Arnold Schumann).
Education: Ph.D. Biological and
Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State
University; M.S. Agricultural Machinery and Management,
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; DHRM Human
Resource Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University;
India; B.S. Agricultural Engineering; Jawaharlal Nehru Agri.
University, Jabalpur, India.
Hometown: Nagaon, Assam, India

Dr. Lihua Cao
Research area/expertise: Molecular biology and
plant p.h 11, .1", .
SCurrent research: Functional characterization of
a Methyltransferase-encoding gene (CTB2) for
-Cercosporin toxin biosynthesis in Cercospora
nicotianae (with Dr. Kuang-Ren Cliiii.-'.
Education: Doctor of Agronomy (plant
p.iihi h' '.~', College of Plant Protection,
Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture
and Forestry, Shaanxi, China
Hometown: Luoyang Henan, P.R. China

Dr. Chunxian Chen
Research area/expertise: Genomics,
bioinformatics, and plant genetics
Current research: Combining advanced
bioinformatic and molecular tools to hasten
the development of citrus genetic map with
EST-SSR markers, which is an important
component of a global and national citrus
genome plan (with Dr. Fred Gmitter).
Education: Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology,
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing;
Bachelor's and Master's degrees Horticulture, Huazhong
Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Hometown: Suizhou, Hubei, China
continued on p. 4






4 -
CRECScientists .. .from p. 3
Dr. Young A Choi
Research area/expertise: AFLP
mapping, QTL mapping, identification of
differentially expressed genes
Current research: Identification of AFLP
markers associated with Citrus canker
resistance to develop genetic map and QTL
mapping and comparative genomic studies
of Canker resistance by identification
of differentially expressed genes in two
different canker resistant species (with Dr. Fred Gmitter).
Education: Ph.D. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; M.S. Kyoto
University, Kyoto, Japan; B.A. Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Hometown: Seoul Korea

Dr. Fahiem E. El-Borai
Research area/expertise: Host-parasite interactions between
nematodes, fungi and bacteria. Entomopathogenic nematodes
and potential role in citrus IPM.
Current research: Population assessment .
of nematode and insect pests; crop loss ,
assessment; soilborne foodweb dynamics; and
IPM tactics. IPM using endemic and exotic
entomopathogenic nematodes. Phoretic and ,
parasitic bacteria in the soil for biological
control applications (with Dr. Larry Duncan).
Education: Ph.D. Nematology, University of
Florida; M.S. College of Agriculture, Plant
Protection Department, El-Zagazig University; Egypt; B.S.
College of Agriculture, Plant Protection Department, El-Zagazi;
University, Egypt.
Hometown: EL Mansoura, Egypt

Dr. Alexey Folimonov


R-- eseaich aiea/ expertise:; violecular virology
Current research: Constructing Citrus
Tristeza Virus based vectors and studying
movement of the virus in citrus trees (with Dr.
William O. Dawson).
Education: Ph.D. in molecular virology;
M.S. in molecular biology, Moscow State
University
Hometown: Moscow, Russia


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Dr. Siddarame
Research area: PI
interaction, virus v
Current research:


Dr. Svetlana Folimonova
Research area/expertise: Molecular virology
Current research: Mapping disease
determinants of Citrus tristeza virus (with Dr.
William O. Dawson).
Education: Moscow State University, M.S. in

molecular virology
Hometown: Moscow,
Russia


Gowda
ant viruses, virus-host
rectors
Molecular genetics of citrus I


Above, left photo: Dr. Ron Brlansky, Dr. Jim Griffiths, and Dr.
Ivan Stewart at the symposium. Right photo: Dr. Harold Browning
(center) speaks with Dr. Stewart (left) and Dr. Harry Ford. Dr.
Griffiths, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Ford are former or retired CREC faculty.


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tristeza virus (with Dr. William O. Dawson).
Home: Lakeland, Florida

Dr. Ozan Giirbiiz
Research area/expertise and current research:
Flavor chemistry, sulfur and phenol
compounds in fruit juice, beverages and
wines
Currently a visiting scientist (with Dr.
Russell Rouseff) from Uluda University,
Assistant Professor, Food B i i iell .h 1 .:l,
and Fermentation Te liin .l' section in the
Food Engineering Department).
Education: Ph.D., Food Engineering, Uludag University
Hometown: Bursa, Turkey

Dr. Igor Kostenyuk
Research area/expertise: Plant molecular
biology and bil, .iclll~i ,h-..
Current research: Studying molecular
mechanisms involved in abscission process in
various citrus varieties with (Dr. Jackie Burs).
Education: Ph.D., International Institute for
Cell Biology (IICB), National Academy of
Sciences of the Ukraine; M.Sci. Kiev State
University, Kiev, Ukraine
Hometown: City of Kiev, Ukraine

Dr. Kuo-Tan Li (right)
Research area/expertise: Pomology, whole-
plant physiology -
Current research: Effects of mechanical '
harvesting on citrus tree health; effects
of colored shade nets on leaf growth and
development in young citrus trees (with Dr.
James P. Syvertsen).
..".. .Education: Ph.D. Cornell
University; M.S.A. National Taiwan University;
B.Sc. National Chung-Hsing University
Home country: Taiwan

Dr. Pablo Llop (left)
Research area/expertise: Plant p.ii1ii h1i ..
Bacteriology/ Current research: Studies on
continued on p. 5


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CREC Scientists ... from p. 4
virulence in E. amylovora and citrus canker (with Dr. James H.
Graham).
Education: Ph.D., Biology. Hometown: Valencia, Spain

Dr. Kanjana Mahattanatawee
Research area/expertise: Food/Flavor chemistry
Currently a post-doc at the USDA-ARS
Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory
and faculty on leave from Department of
Food T .'liii, 1h ., Faculty of Science, Siam
University, Bangkok, Thailand
Current research: Compositional studies in
Florida tropical fruits on compounds that
contribute to nutrition, flavor, health benefits,
including antioxidants, phenolics, flavonoids,
pigments, fiber, pectin and aroma volatiles.
Education: Ph.D. Food Science, University of Florida; B.Sc.
Microbiology, Srinakarinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand;
M.Sc. Industrial Microbiology, Chulalongkorn University,
Bangkok, Thailand; Diploma in Bi, ,in l iI .1, Osaka University,
Osaka, Japan
Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Sachindra Mondal
Research area/expertise: Ecology,
epidemiology, biology and management of
fungal diseases
Current research: Monitoring and
characterization of environmental parameters
favorable for inoculum production, discharge,
Dissemination and subsequent development of
citrus foliar diseases (with Dr. Pete Timmer).
Education: Ph.D. Plant P.i1h, 11, -.', Gifu
University, Japan; Professional degree in
Agriculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University.
Home country: Bangladesh


Dr. Vladimir Orbovic
Research area/expertise: Plant molecular biology
Current responsibilities: Manager of the Core
Citrus Transformation Facility; methods for the
production of transgenic citrus plants for variety
improvement (directed by Dr. Jude Grosser).
Education: Ph.D. Michigan State University;
B.S., University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia,
Yugoslavia
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia


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Dr. Gemma Pasquali
A Research area/expertise: Biotechnology
Current research: My project involves
research using cellular and molecular
techniques to develop germplasm resistant to
citrus tristeza virus (with Dr. Jude Grosser).
Education: Ph.D., bi, i'kciii h'.*'. of
subtropical and tropical species; Full degree in
agricultural science
Hometown: Florence, Italy


Dr. Maria del Pilar Ruiz Perez-Cacho
Research area/expertise: Sensory analysis
Current research: Characterization of flavor profiles with
the tropical fruit, lychee (with Dr. Russell Rouseff). Visiting
scientist from the Instituto Andaluz de
Investigation y formacion Agraria, Pesquera
y de la Produccion Ecologica (IFAPA) CIFA
Alameda del Obispo, s/n Cordoba, Spain
Education: Ph.D., Food Technology;
University of Cordoba, Spain
Hometown: Cordoba, Spain

Dr. Luis V. Pozo
Research area/expertise: Plant physiology,
plant growth regulators
Current research: Chemical aid to mechanical
harvesting; biochemical studies on the effect
of abscission agent in citrus physiology,
molecular research on abscission mechanisms
(with Dr. Jackie Burs).
Education: Ph.D., Plant Physiology;
Bachelor's degree, Chemistry, University of
Havana, Havana, Cuba
Hometown: Santa Clara, Cuba

Dr. Madhugiri Nageswara Rao
Research area/expertise: Molecular biology
Current research: To map, evaluate and
genetically improve citrus germplasms using
molecular markers (with Dr. Fred Gmitter).
Education: Ph.D. Forest Research Institute,
Dehra Dun, India; M.Sc. Bangalore
University, Bangalore, India; B.Sc.
Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Hometown: Bangalore, India

Dr. Avijit Roy
Research area/expertise: Plant virology
Current research: Molecular characteristics of citrus tristeza
virus isolates after aphid transmission and detection of other
citrus viruses (with Dr. Ronald H. Brlansky).
Education: Ph.D. and Master's degree, Plant
Pat IlI.h:'. (Plant Virology), Indian Agricultural
Research Institute, New Delhi. Awarded India's
prestigious 'Jawaharlal Nehru Award' in 2002
for outstanding Post Graduate Agricultural
Research from Indian Council of Agricultural

research contribution in the
field of Plant Protection
Hometown: Kolkata, India

Dr. Susana Ruiz
Research area/expertise: Molecular
virology
Current research: Constructing infectious
clone of Spanish isolate of Citrus Tristeza .'Z..
Virus, Department of Plant Protection and
continued on p. 6







CREC Scientists .. .from p. 5

Bi%, .ilin II .-., IVIA (with Dr. William O. Dawson).
Education: Ph.D. Student. Hometown: Valencia, Spain

Dr. Satyanarayana Tatineni
Research area/expertise: Plant p.iill, .1, .-, molecular plant virology
Current research: Molecular genetics of Citrus
tristeza virus-host interactions and methods to
manage diseases caused by Citrus tristeza virus (witl
Dr. William O. Dawson).
Education: Ph.D. from Sri Venkateswara University,
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Hometown: Rayachoty, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr. Shiv D. Sharma
Research area/expertise and current research:
Weed management; mode of action, uptake,
translocation and formulation of herbicide with
surfactants for efficient weed control; other weed
management practices in different crops including
citrus (with Dr. Megh Singh).
Currently a Visiting Professor from Haryana -'
Agricultural University, Hisar, India
Education: Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
Scotland, UK; M.Sc.. Agronomy, Haryana Agricultural
University, Hisar, India B.Sc. (Hons.) Agril
Hometown: Karnal, India

Dr. Jaya R. Soneji
Research area/expertise: Tissue culture (Genetic. l-illLill-.
Current research: Genetically improve citrus by introducing candidate
genes for Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV) resistance into various citrus
cultivars (with Dr. Fred Gmitter).
S Education: Ph.D. Mumbai University, Mumbai,
India; M.Sc. Mumbai University, Mumbai, India;
B.Sc. Mumbai University, Mumbai, India
Hometown: Mumbai, India

Dr. Robin J. Stuart
Research area/expertise: Insect ecology and
biological control
Current research: Biological -
control strategies for the root weevil Diaprepes
abbreviatus; role of ant predation in controlling various
life stages of the weevil; improvements in the use of
entomopathogenic nematodes for controlling weevil
larvae (with Dr. Michael Rogers).
Education: Ph.D. University of Toronto; M.Sc.
University of Toronto; B.Sc. Dalhousie University
Hometown: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Tiehang Wu
Research area/expertise: Soil microbial ecology
Current research: Biological and functional diversity
of soil microorganisms under different agricultural
practices for tomato production (with Dr. James
Graham); based at the USDA-ARS in Fort Pierce.
Education: Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Home country: China


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Above left: Lorraine Jones (left) listens intently as Dr. Robin
Stuart discusses research on the Diaprepes root weevil. Right
photo, left to right: Dr. Larry Parsons, James Holeton and Dr.
Wije Bandaranayake. The event gave the CREC community
andothers a chance to interact with our scientists andlearn more
about ongoing research at CREC. Photos by Gretchen Baut.

Dennis & Monica ... from p. 1
that blended Florida oranges and sunshine with
cold weather and snowmen. How clever.
Thank you for the thoughtful gifts: the beautiful
plaques, the special photographs, the beautiful
oil painting done by Linda Murphy, the snow
shovel and scarves and mittens, the cypress clock
from the Dawson lab, and that cute rodent toy for
Andrew. Or, was the snow shovel for Andrew?
, We are heading to Dennis' home state of Ohio. You
can find Dennis is the Department of Plant P.iili l '-1.
at The Ohio State University in Columbus, where he
will be working on diseases of ornamentals and nursery
crops, involved in research and Extension. Once we get
settled, I'll start looking for a job, too. I doubt I'll find
anotherjob quite like this one, this one was pretty special.
Last but not least, thanks to all of CREC for the
privilege of working with you. From my end, I've
loved working to tell your stories and share your
information with the citrus industry, community and
the rest of the world. It has been such an enjoyable and
worthwhile challenge. In my job, I saw firsthand the
benefits of communicating what you do, so I encourage
you to continue to tell your stories. We will miss all of
you. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts.

Dennis, Monica and Andrew Lewandowski


Dr. Childers Retires ... from p. 1
Ohio State University and taught and lectured in
several UF courses. Childers also traveled abroad on
explorations for natural enemies of Florida pest mite
species and research on various agricultural pests.
Dr. Childers was raised in Wichita, Kansas, and
Kansas City, Missouri. He served in the Naval Reserves
and two years active duty on the USS-Seminole (AKA-
104) from 1957-1959. He earned his B.S. M.S.
S and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri.
Dr. Childers served as president of the Acarological
Society ofAmericanin2002-2003 andreceivednumerous
other honors in his career. Please join us on Nov. 4
to wish Dr. Childers a happy retirement. Reservations
are being accepted at the CREC Switchboard.

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SA 7


WELCOME
Jose Figueriiredo student (Dr. Graham)
Antonio Vicent Civers visiting scientist
(Dr. Timmer)
Milena R. Rodrigues student Gnv (Dr.
Reyes)
Rosalia G. Torres student Gnv. (Dr.
Reyes)
Elizabeth Northeimer OPS (Dr. Reyes)
FAREWELL
Timothy Johnston (Dr. Timmer)
Edward Jurczak (Dr. Salyani)
Jamuna Madhavaraj (Dr. Grosser)
Did we miss you or someone in your
lab/department? Send names/corrections
the CREC Switchboard.

WOW! Ballroom dancers Herb
igg and Sarah Nowman
l won Best Overall Amateur
U .Couple at the Fire & Ice
gDDance Spectacular in Tampa
on September 24. Herb and
Sarah also placed first as an
amateur couple in Rumba, East Coast
Swing and ChaCha. Sarah placed first
in ChaCha, Argentine Tango, Rumba,
Mambo and Samba, while Herb placed
first in International Tango, International
Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. This was
a large competition, attended by Charlotte
Jorgensen of the "Dancing with the Stars"
TV show (she was the professional dance
partner of John Hurley, aka J. Peterman of
'Seinfeld'), and the 2005 World American
Ballroom Champions, Nicholas and Lena
Kosovich. Congratulations, HerbandSarah!

From the Whitneys...
Dr. Jodie Whitney
writes that his five-year
tsr,,.: granddaughter,
Meagan Whitney, is
very much involved
in Scottish Games
Highland Dancing
(mainly because her
mother is Scottish).
This is her first year
of competition and she
recently won the Judges
Choice Award for dancers under age 12 in
Charleston, South Carolina. She definitely
got her dancing skills from her late
Grandmother Joyce Whitney. Meagan's
father, his eldest son Jeff (36), still plays
in an adult soccer league in the Knoxville,
TN area. His team recently won a soccer


This is IT at CREC ...
How to tame PeopleSoft in Internet Explorer
by Allan Burrage, CREC Information Support Department
These simple steps will allow my.ufl.edu the access it needs to your web browser which
can solve many known PeopleSoft issues. If you truly trust all ufl.edu web pages then
follow these instructions and avoid many issues currently plaguing PeopleSoft users.
In Internet Explorer
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Select: Security Tab (tab)
Highlight: Trusted Sites (icon)
Click: Sites (button)
With the CHECK BOX selected for "Require server verification (https :)" type https://*.
ufl.edu and Click ADD (button)
With the CHECK BOX cleared for "Require server verification (https :)" type http://*.ufl.
edu and Click ADD (button)
If this solves an issue you are having with PeopleSoft then you have three options:
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2. Replace the *.ufl.edu with a more explicit my.ufl.edu
3. Dig through the more than one hundred settings in IE looking for the specific setting
that is causing your problem.
Note: This will not correct issues with third party popup blockers like Google toolbar or
free-surfer. Those popup blockers are not necessary on systems running XP because there
is a built in popup blocker that is trusted sites aware. Please remove these other popup


blockers as they are no longer needed.

tournament (3 games in one weekend!) in
his league, & he scored the only & winning
goal for the championship! Dr. Whitney's
youngest son, John, is living & working
in Austin, Texas, recently joined the 70-
member Austin Civic Orchestra as a cello
player. In his school days in Polk County
and university days at the Univ. of Central
Florida, he was an accomplished cellist. He
is also an accomplished tennis player and
plays in an adult soccer league. (His soccer
skills may be suspect since his father helped
coach his team in his first two years in a
Winter Haven Youth
Soccer League.)


Ajia Cunningham
was feted at a
baby shower in
anticipation of her
first child ...
Baby will certainly
have the right Gator
garb!

Congratulations to
Margie Wendell on
new granddaughter
Miranda Julissa
Bardelez.


Dr. Mickey
Parish's new e-mail at Univ
mparish@umd.edu.


CCA Videoconference
CREC hosted a Certified Crop Adviser
educational seminar via videoconference
on Oct. 12. The Certified Crop
Adviser, or CCA program, licenses
agricultural professionals involved in
crop management. Specified hours
of continuing education is required to
maintain the license. UF/IFAS is now
offering CCA seminars in the spring and
fall for CCA educational requirements.
The Oct. seminar, which was organized
by Dr. Tom Obreza (Soil and Water
Science, Gainesville) and Dr. Ed Hanlon
(SWFREC-Immokalee), included ten
hours of training in crop management
and soil and water management.
Speakers were on-site in Fort Pierce and
CREC; videoconferences were offered
at CREC, GCREC-Balm, SWFREC-
Immokalee and the Gainesville
campus. Approximately 60 people
attended, with 16 people in Lake Alfred.


Dr. Monica Lewandowski gave a
Presentation to the Polk Historical
Society in Bartow on Oct. 11, "How
Polk County Put Orange Juice
Into Everyone's i. ,',,;,,: Florida
Sunshine and Frozen Concentrate."
She discussed the history of Florida's
citrus industry and early processing
.of Maryland: research by the Florida Department of
Citrus, USDA and University of Florida.






Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
calendar.ifas.ufl.edu FloridaAgCalendar.com
UF/IFAS Extension N ovem ber 2005 Ag industry events
events statewide statewide

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Dr. Childer
Retirement
end of UF Reception
pay period

6CE 7 8 9F RuraJO 11 12
Foundation Water Veterans
meeting Flavor Chem Fl. Citrus Day Holiday
Adv Citric I and Technol Nurserymen

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force (tent)
Flavor Chem end of UF
Adv Citric I and Technol pay period

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Flavor Chem
Adv Citric I and Technol

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calendar.ifas.ufl.edu FloridaAgCalendar.com
UF/IFAS Extension D ecem ber 2005 Ag industry events
events statewide statewide

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end of UF
pay period

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Fl HiTech
Corridor
Workforce mt end of UF
pay period

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25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Christmas
Christmas Holiday CREC clc ed for regular business, D c. 27-30
observed


All events subject to change

November
4 Dr. Childers' Retirement Reception,
BHG, noon. $10, reservations at the
CREC Switchboard.

7 Citrus Research and Education
Foundation meeting.



Courses at CREC Fall 2005
ADVANCED CITRICULTURE I HOS
6545 Dr. L. Gene Albrigo, Professor
of Horticulture, CREC
Monday, 4 7 pm
BHG Conference room
Taught on-site at CREC; available by
videoconference at UF/IFAS locations
in Immokalee, Gainesville and Fort
Pierce

FLAVOR CHEMISTRY AND
TECHNOLOGY FOS 6317 Dr.
Russell L. Rouseff, Professor of Food
Chemistry, CREC
Wednesday, 4 8 pm
CREC BHG Teaching Lab
Taught on-site at CREC.

PLANT PATHOLOGY AND FRIENDS
- PLP 6905 Dr. Kuang-Ren Chung
Informal seminars every Fri. at 11 am
- 12 noon in the BHG Teaching Lab.
Topics not limited to plant p.nih, h.1 -.
Students, post-docs and visiting
scientists strongly encouraged to present
an informal seminar. Contact Dr. Chung
(krchung @crec.ifas.ufl.edu, or Ext.
1369) for more information or to sign up
for a seminar date.











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Jan. 2 New Year's Day
Holiday observed
CREC open Jan. 3




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